This Oregon Lake Is The Coolest Thing You’ll Ever See For Free

In Mt. Hood Forest, Little Crater Lake is a pristine oasis that’s a total hidden treasure. Much like its big sibling, Little Crater Lake is a resplendent, dazzling body of clear, blue water. However, unlike Crater Lake, which is the largest lake in the U.S., Little Crater Lake is just 100 feet wide and 45 feet deep. It’s a natural wonder itself and it is definitely a bucket list must for all Oregon adventurers! The best part? The hike to Little Crater Lake is less than half a mile long, and there’s no fee to access the trailhead or lake, making it one of the most accessible adventures in Oregon!

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Have you visited this beguiling little lake before? The hike to Little Crater Lake really is one of the most splendid treks in Oregon — and the lake really is easily the coolest (or coldest?) thing you’ll see for free! You can learn more about this Mt. Hood Forest wonder at the USDA Forest Service website.

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Address: Little Crater Lake, Oregon, USA